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FOI 2922

Pot Holes


How many pot holes have you had to repair in 2011/2010/2009/2008/2007/2006?

What was the cost of repairing pot holes in 2011/2010/2009/2008/2007/2006?

How much have you paid out in compensation for injuries or damage to vehicles / bicycles etc directly resulting from pot hole related incidents in 2011/2010/2009/2008/2007/2006 and on which roads? Please provide a breakdown for incidents involving an injury (and any deaths) and a breakdown of those involving damage to a vehicle or bicycle.

Which road(s) have suffered most from pot hole related accidents in 2011? Please supply details of the road that has had the most repairs made in 2011.

What is your policy for repairing pot holes – i.e. what is the trigger for repairing (constituent complaints or council spots issues and act)?

What is the average time between a pot hole being reported and a pot hole being repaired?


Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information Request.

Essex County Council are the Highways Authority for the area and therefore claims are redirected to the regarding the Highway, except for where the road is part of Housing Stock.

I can advise you that there have been two claims for pot hole related incidents on an access pathway/road that was part of Housing stock, these were:-

Incident involving an injury

2009 – 2 claims - total for both claims £3,843.00 (both accidents happened on an access pathway/road to a block of flats at The Drive, Warley)

Please note: All claims are settled by our insurers Zurich Municipal.

There are no incidents involving vehicles/bicycles.

With regard to Essex County Council, Freedom of Information Requests can be sent to Essex County Council through the following methods:

Your Right to Know
Information Sharing Information Security
Po Box 11
County Hall
Market Road